Hinata Uzumaki is the best example of perseverance in Naruto, both manga and anime. When she was first introduced, audiences hardly thought she would grow up to be the ninja that she is today. Hinata went from a young child unable to defend herself against the bullies to the strongest Ninja in the series. Far from being an entitled heiress of Hyūga clan, Hinata earned her place.
Her unique journey and her perseverance in the wake of difficulties make Hinata an easy favourite. However, there are a couple of things about Hinata's life that are unsettling. Quite often, fans have criticized her fainting and her meekness. Hinata's submissiveness to Naruto remains a point of contention for many fans who would have wanted the Ninja to go all out.
10 SHORT HAIR
At the beginning of Naruto, Hinata wore her hair short even when all of the female Shinobi wore their hair long. Like for example Sakura, Tenten or Ino. All of these women had long hair, and either they let it flow or kept it in neat buns.
For long, there has been a debate that Hinata's hair is symbolic of her evolution. Hinata's beginning in the series wasn't an easy one, she was first banished from her family by her father. In Japanese culture, cutting someone's hair meant the person brought disgrace to the family. Anyway, Hinata eventually transforms into a Ninja with long locks, proving her hair was always a symbolic allegory.
9 HINATA'S QUICK OBSESSION WITH NARUTO
Hinata went onto heart Naruto just a couple of hours after meeting him. This isn't as easy as it looks because Naruto's object of attraction was Sakura. For someone as wise as Hinata, this meant collapse of reason.
Hinata thought Naruto was the one just hour after meeting him. Young love, yada yada yada, Hinata was just as much obsessed with Naruto as he was with Sasuke. Eventually, the two of them ended up together. But shouldn't Hinata have taken a moment to think whether Naruto was really the person she'd want to be with if the world ended tomorrow?
8 HINATA'S SUBMISSION TO NARUTO
A point of contention for all the fans who think Hinata was poorly handled in the series. Although Hinata never loved confrontations and was docile at heart, she always let Naruto take the lead.
For a Shinobi, someone who earned her place in the world, and the most well known Kunoichi, (Ninja), this seems unsettling for the status quo. Hinata's passiveness in her behavior makes her an 'easy' life partner for Naruto.
7 HINATA LETS NARUTO TAKE LEAD WITH THE KIDS
Hinata and Naruto, through the course of their marriage, are blessed with two not-so meek children. Just like the typical Konoha parents, Naruto and Hinata raise their children in a questionable way.
Naruto fails to devote due time and attention to his children, especially his son, Boruto. Although, Hinata is a perfect mother to her children, she simply lets Naruto continue with his unacceptable parenting. Shouldn't she have knocked some sense into her husband when she had the time?
6 HINATA DEFENDS HOKAGE FOR ABSENTEE PARENTHOOD
One of the biggest regrets that fans have with Hinata is how she never demanded better for her children. Being the loving mother that she was, Hinata chose to defend Naruto's absentee Parenthood in Boruto. Pfft.
It so happens that Naruto chooses to miss on his daughter's birthday. That doesn't bode well with the hot-blooded Boruto. Hinata says Naruto misses the children but Hokage is important. Apathetic excuse for a parent, Naruto is always saved by Hinata in public. Shouldn't she have done better in private?
5 HINATA AND HIMAWARI: POLAR OPPOSITES
Hinata and her daughter Himawari literally complement each other. Hinata's name means "place in the sun" and Himawari literally translates to "sunflower". Sun and sunflower, fit in well but Hinata and Himawari don't.
Himawari is violent, the polar opposite of her mother. Although that can be attributed to her possessing Byakugan, a white-eye trait that members of Hyūga clan possess. Two things that seem implausible, first, Hinata had a bigger role in raising kids, shouldn't Himawari have taken after her. Second, Hinata never showcased any violent streaks of anger in her childhood, so Byakugan what?
4 HINATA'S DELAYED CONFESSION OF LOVE
This should have ordinarily happened way before. But timing isn't kind to everyone, is it? During the Pain assault arc (aka Pain's Assault) from part 2 of Naruto series, Hinata makes herself a human shield between the Ninjas. Pain aka Nagato is the Shinobi of Amegakure who attacks Konohagakure to find Naruto.
Although Pain knocks down Hinata, she finds the moment perfect to confess her love to Naruto, saying she would give her life for him. This is unpalpable for two, first, why does Hinata take so long in saying it and two, why does Hinata act like she didn't say anything? The two of them were supposed to make a big deal out of this confession!
3 HINATA WASN'T GIVEN A CHANCE TO FIGHT PAIN
Off the top of our heads, Hinata is a reputable Kunoichi, a female Ninja, she has the Byakugan giving her solid eyesight. Yet, in her attempt to protect Naruto against Pain's assault, she fails miserably.
Not only does Hinata fail to put up a fight, she also becomes meek and she is tossed down by Pain like a pack of cards. The diabolism doesn't make much sense here. A well-fought battle between the two would have raised her bar instead of lowering it.
2 HINATA'S EYES ARE INTIMIDATING
Hinata, the member of the Hyūga clan naturally possesses the Byakugan. It is an all-white-eye trait that many would kill for! Ordinarily, Byakugan is the source of Hyūga's strength, but Hinata lets it become an object of ridicule. A comic eye-sore, if you will.
For one, badly written Hinata meant that the writer Kishimoto had to find a flaw in her for her to be bullied and saved by the Hero of the series and two, the all-white-eyes are intimidating, to say the least. In her stead, Hinata is bullied at free will.
1 IS HINATA A GAG CHARACTER AFTER ALL?
This is in reference to Hinata fainting all the time, it starts with fighting Neji in the Chunin Exams. From then on, Hinata's fainting starts acting up. She sees Naruto, she faints. Although it is acceptable when it happens after using her Byakugan, to hold one chakra point requires immense physical ability.
But Hinata's fainting doesn't really stop, even in her adulthood. So when the writer, Kishimoto says he changed her mind and developed Hinata into a Kunoichi, didn't she deserve better than that fainting business? Hinata's shadow character image always loomed large, and even Kishimoto didn't know how to save her.